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A girl from Oklahoma can’t stop thinking about the terrifying moment she found a wanted man hiding inside her bedroom closet. “ Every time I come in my closet or my room or my bathroom, anywhere, I just think about it and like I remember how scary it was,” 11-year-old Presley Brown said. Presley was playing on her cell phone in her Ardmore home last Monday when she spotted Race Cox’s reflection in the mirror.

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Last season the University of Oregon won the Pac-12 title and earned a No.1 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Ducks reached the Elite 8, defeating Duke in the regional semifinals and losing to Oklahoma and Buddy Hield in the regional finals

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Back in March 2016, when the GOP primary was still a going concern and the candidates were jockeying for endorsements and assistants, we made note of the fact that Texas Sen.

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Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji – Stands Up For Them) In what seemed like a virtual nightmare a misogynist bigot was elected as the President of the United States. Of course he is called the “President-Elect” until he is sworn in, but the ceremony itself is just a formality

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A University of Oklahoma student has been temporarily suspended on suspicion of sending racist messages, including threats of lynchings , to black freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, the two universities said on Saturday. The messages were sent to more than 150 students at the University of Pennsylvania, Trump’s alma mater, and included racial slurs and pictures of Africa-Americans being hanged, students told local media. “This is absolutely vile material and completely offensive to everyone on our campus,” University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann said in a statement

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Donald Trump gave an important and revealing speech in Pennsylvania  this week, although the significance may have been less what he said and more who said it with him.

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An Oklahoma woman who was convicted of pushing her husband to his death from a 25-story window in 2011 has been found dead in prison. Amber Hilberling, 25, was found in her McLoud cell Monday evening. She was a little more than three years into a 25-year sentence for second-degree murder , jailhouse records show.

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Donald Trump Faces Payback In The Desert

17Oct

FORT DEFIANCE, Ariz. ― Living among the red-rock gullies and the desert scrub in this corner of the country are a people who could soon exact their revenge on Donald Trump .

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I have to begin today with a rather large caveat: nothing in this article deals with what has happened since Friday. Polling always lags reality, meaning that the effect of the Billy Bush/Donald Trump tape and the second debate are not reflected in today’s data one tiny bit

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton paid a visit to a historic black church on Sunday, mixing Bible verses with frank talk about the “implicit bias” and systemic racism that still exists in America.  Clinton took to the pulpit at Little Rock AME Zion Church , a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, whose members have been involved in protests against the police shooting of Keith Scott , a 43-year-old black man, on Sept. 20.  The candidate spoke about Scott’s death, and the death of Terence Crutcher , a black father from Tulsa, Oklahoma who was killed by police days earlier.  She also mentioned the stories of two young residents of Charlotte, Taje Gaddy, 10, and Zianna Oliphant, 9, who testified before Charlotte’s City Council last week

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Election 2016: What Black Women Want

01Oct

Monday night’s presidential debate might as well be described as an exercise in futility when it comes to what Black women want out of this election. Debate moderator, Lester Holt brought up race in broad terms, asking both candidates Clinton and Trump what they would do to bring racial healing in light of recent slayings by police in Oklahoma and North Carolina. Trump invoked the now unconstitutional “Stop and Frisk” saying he would re-implement it

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California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Thursday signed a bill into law scaling back a controversial practice that allows police in the state to permanently seize people’s cash and property without obtaining a conviction or even charging someone with a crime.

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Richard Sherman is well known for his unconventional approach to press conferences ― and on Wednesday, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback took the stage to let reporters know what’s really on his mind. Sherman started his weekly presser with a few words on the Seahawks’ upcoming game against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook announced he will not play for Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, adding to a substantial roster of NBA stars who are opting out of the games. “After speaking with my family, I have decided to not participate in this year’s Olympics,” Westbrook said in a statement released Friday

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Controversy persists about twenty-eight pages of the 9-11 Commission’s official report that remain classified. Former U.S.

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Deshauna Barber, a 26-year-old Army officer from the District of Columbia, won the Miss USA crown on Sunday night. During the annual beauty pageant, which was held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Barber beat out 51 other women for the title. She will go on to compete in the Miss Universe contest later this year

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The U.S. electric sector is on track to meet the Clean Power Plan, according to a new NRDC analysis released yesterday

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In a 336-minute, seven-game series, the Golden State Warriors needed less than 170 seconds in the third quarter to dismantle, dishearten and dispose of the Oklahoma City Thunder, doing what they do best and knocking down five treys in three minutes to earn their second consecutive berth in the NBA Finals with a 96-88 victory Monday night. Of course, it started and ended with Stephen Curry.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder were 12 minutes away from returning to the NBA Finals. They were up by eight entering the fourth quarter of Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, and things were looking good. Russell Westbrook was nearing a triple double.

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Paul Ryan is undoubtedly hoping his phone call with Donald Trump will result in a pledge for a bunch of education block grants, though let’s be honest, it’ll will probably just end with the real estate mogul calling him “Puny Paul.” Trump’s campaign spokeswoman accidentally emailed sensitive information to a reporter with the same last name as an RNC official, which is why we are both changing our names to “Huma Lewandowski.” And some some Democrats on the Hill want to dump Debbie Wasserman Schultz as DNC chair. Previously, Pat Leahy’s love of comic book characters was the only thing establishment Hill Democrats had in common with Bernie Bros

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. More…

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Score update: pic.twitter.com/MdDTbnQTwx — GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) May 23, 2016 More…

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A back-and-forth battle in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals led to a surprising early-series deficit for the Golden State Warriors. And, for a time Wednesday, it looked as if Game 2 was headed for another photo finish in the Warriors’ showdown with the Oklahoma City Thunder.  But then, about halfway through the third quarter, Warriors MVP Stephen Curry got a little mad

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Through the platform of A Humane Nation , I report on so many good developments for animals — from retailers switching to cage-free or crate-free animal products, to major companies going fur-free, to the swell of global outrage over the killing of endangered animals for trophies or profit, to the recent burst of federal rule-making actions for animals. But make no mistake, we are still in a fight for the lives of animals, and there are special interests and lawmakers beholden to them who want to thwart our progress.

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Hug Your Muslim Neighbors

13Feb

I don’t usually write about politics, or world issues. If you’ve read my posts here, they are generally about parenting, personal change, life. However, the past months have been shocking on virtually every level

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Turns out, Paris isn’t the only city with love in the air. According to OpenTable , there are a hand full of cities in the U.S

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A man from Tennessee who has the words “psycho” tattooed on his forehead and “nazi” inked on his throat is accused of stabbing another man in the stomach.

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Of Mice and Mylar

29Ene

Last Sunday, we saw the first of the elk entering our property.

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Republican presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trump speaks at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Jan. 19, 2016.

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DES MOINES, Iowa – With the Iowa caucuses around the corner many candidates are criss-crossing across the state focusing their efforts heavily on religious voters, but many voters have questioned the role religion should play in politics. Some voters are very passionate about their religious views being reflected in politics. In fact, according to a new report from Pew Research , two-thirds of Republicans believe it is important to have a president who shares their religious beliefs

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Trump Supporters Turned Down At Door

24Ene

PELLA, Iowa — Hundreds stood in line in freezing temperatures for Donald Trump’s event, to risk the chance of being turned away at the door. Donald Trump spoke at Central College in Pella.

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Sifting through a presidential candidate’s website is one of the more accessible ways to delve into the minds of those running to be the leader of the United States. But some of their websites don’t dive very deep into how they plan to address the current issues facing society.

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SACRAMENTO (CN) – Yosemite National Park is changing the names of several iconic sites due to trademark concerns after awarding a $2 billion federal contract to a new concessionaire – but challenges the previous concessionaire’s trademark claim to “Yosemite National Park.” The Ahwahnee Hotel, built in 1927, will become the Majestic Yosemite Hotel on March 1 when Aramark takes it over from DNC Parks & Resorts. Curry Village, which has borne that name since it opened in 1899, will be renamed Half Dome Village

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Once upon a time, the white working class was the colossus of U.S. politics.

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Drug smugglers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border tried to get a little too fresh this week.  A shipment of fresh carrots intercepted by U.S.

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Foreign Exchange

09Ene

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A Texas man was wearing an anti-drugs campaign T-shirt when he was arrested last weekend for alleged possession of methamphetamine. In his booking photograph, Adrian Harold Pounders wore a top that read “DontMethWithMe.org.”  The web address he proudly promoted on his chest ironically links to an anti-meth drive that warns Texans about the dangers of the highly addictive drug.   Pounders, 47, was detained when cops raided his home in Crockett on Sunday

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Talk about sore losers. The Canadian pipeline company TransCanada announced this afternoon that it is suing Obama Administration over its decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. The lawsuit won’t do anything to help get the pipeline built, it’s too late for that.

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4 Reasons You’re Still Broke

16Nov

BY KARA I. STEVENS Being “broke” seems to be a recurring theme among Black women despite our collective levels of education, resources, and salary. In order to break up with “broke,” we have to first answer the question, “Why am I broke?” If you happen to fall into the being broke category, here are four reasons why you might be struggling to make ends meet

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Is it just me or did Hillary Clinton pull a Lois Griffin at the second Democratic debate? Asked about taking campaign money from Wall Street, she deferred to 9/11. Hillary Clinton: “Oh, wait a minute, senator

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Uh, What Even Is This Stephen Curry Shot?

12Nov

The Golden State Warriors, reigning world champions, are 9-0 and beating teams by an average of 17.6 points per game.

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ImageContent(562d67a8e4b0ec0a3894da98,562d67241400002200c7ac75,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562d67241400002200c7ac75,Some(),Some(jpeg)),ASSOCIATED PRESS,) STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A woman facing second-degree murder charges after authorities said she plowed a car into the crowd at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade may suffer from a mental illness and was not drinking alcohol before the crash, her lawyer said on Sunday.

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Who Will Investigate the Investigators?

25Oct

We are currently trying to understand the cause of what must be the worst terrorist attacks in American history.

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EmbedContent(562bc29be4b0443bb5642d92, ,Embed,aolon,Some({})) STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A vehicle crashed into a crowd of spectators Saturday during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing at least three people and injuring nearly two dozen others, police said. Stillwater police Capt

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The Best Community Colleges of 2015

22Oct

As the cost of attending a four year college or university continues to grow throughout the country, community colleges have assumed an increasingly important role in our higher education system. Tuition and fees at community colleges are one third those at public four year colleges and universities, on average.

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LeBron James is arguably the best basketball player alive, but when it comes to building an NBA franchise, most NBA general managers would pick someone else to start a team from scratch.  That someone else is New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis , according to NBA.com’s annual general managers survey, which was released on Tuesday.  In past years, James was almost always the automatic answer to the survey’s question on which player a general manager would sign today if they were starting a new NBA team.

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To win the Democratic Presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders must take a reasonable portion of the African American and Hispanic vote away from Hillary Clinton.

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You need five Supreme Court justices to halt an execution.

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When lawyers for Richard Glossip filed a last-minute request  with the Supreme Court late Tuesday to halt his execution, the justices were already familiar with his name.

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  WASHINGTON —  Though Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is leading former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in successive polls of Democratic voters in New Hampshire  and Iowa , his campaign faces significantly more difficult terrain outside those two states.  The problem for Sanders is a demographic one.

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Friday Talking Points — Bye-Bye, Rick!

12Sep

Breaking news! Rick Perry drops out of presidential race! This news broke after almost all of this column was written, so we’re just going to add this bit at the top to snarkily wish Rick Perry well in his future endeavors. I must admit I got it wrong when I predicted a few weeks ago that Perry would stay in the race longer than Jim Gilmore, George Pataki, Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum, and Bobby Jindal. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun betting who will drop out next! With Perry gone already, I predict that Gilmore will be next, seeing as how he didn’t even make it onto next week’s CNN kid’s table debate.

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Supergirl, meet the Super Girl Scouts. Melissa Benoist , who plays DC heroine Kara Zor-El, met a young troupe of 6-year-old Girl Scouts on the set of CBS’ Supergirl . The actress, 26, posted a couple of photos from the occasion to Instagram , and they might just melt your hearts.

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Playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer and director Liesl Tommy want to assure you that science can be fun. In pursuit of the noble aim they’ve gone way out of their way to demonstrate that conviction while putting together Laufer’s Informed Consent . The property, at the Duke, is based on an actual incident involving the Grand Canyon-based Havasupai tribe and Arizona State University.

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Ten years ago, the Gulf Coast was devastated by Hurricane Katrina – a natural disaster unprecedented in its size and scope. Yet what would happen if a storm of this magnitude were to occur again? Would the images of volunteers rushing to help be different?

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles is not blowing through his multimillion-dollar NFL paycheck.  The football star told ESPN that he and his wife live on a $60,000-a-year budget , “give or take,” with the rest going to strategic investments and retirement savings. He consulted with a financial advisor after signing a $3.6 million contract in 2012 with $1.422 million guaranteed.  “Then you know how much you can invest, how risky you can be,” the 27-year-old, who drives a Mazda, told ESPN. “Then, when I was hitting the same budget over three, four, five months, it was all right, this is what your budget is and I had some spending money.” “When I come to work, I don’t think about the money, man,” he added

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First, we would like to thank the Federal Communications Commission, FCC, for the three pages it dedicated to our Petition for Investigation in the AT&T-DirecTV merger Order. What a shame it got the facts wrong and spent the time mostly making up garbage we never said or implied, or that the Agency is either in bed with the carriers or is in denial that it screwed up before, or was in a rush to push through the merger, or all of the above

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WASHINGTON – Bloomberg Philanthropies on Wednesday announced the first eight cities it has selected to participate in a new pilot program to improve life in America’s cities. Chattanooga, Tennessee; Louisville, Kentucky; Kansas City, Missouri; Mesa, Arizona; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Jackson, Mississippi; Seattle and New Orleans will be the first to benefit from the What Works Cities Initiative.

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The funeral for Bobbi Kristina has come to an end and Whitney Houston was the one to give her daughter a final goodbye.  — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms.

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Friday Talking Points — The Debate Debate

01Ago

In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season — the dog days of August when Congress scarpers off for five or six weeks to have fun in the sun at taxpayer expense, and the political chattering classes have so little material to work with that they pick one silly issue and just absolutely obsess over it. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we’re right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in — the silly subject we’re all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump. Whether this obsession takes the form of crushing depression (headline: ” A GOP Led By Donald Trump Will Fail, And Deserve It “) or unconcealed glee (headline: ” Christmas Comes Early This Year — Anticipating The Gift Of A Trump-Fueled GOP Debate “) depends, of course, on the viewpoint of the pundit.

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WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reflected on a polarizing  term that featured major decisions  on marriage equality, health care and housing discrimination on Wednesday evening in a conversation with Duke Law professor Neil Siegel. Though the court’s term, which wrapped up exactly one month ago, has been widely described as a liberal one, she said she wouldn’t characterize the term (or herself) as “liberal.” To Ginsburg, consecutive terms that produce record dissatisfaction with the court have become par for the course, because she and her fellow justices tend to take up cases that have divided those below them.

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Miranda Lambert had an emotional moment while on stage just days before her divorce from Blake Shelton was announced.  The country star performed at the Cheyenne Frontier Days festival in Wyoming Saturday, but when it came time for  “The House That Built Me,” she broke down , TMZ first reported. The song was too much for the 31-year-old to sing alone, so she asked the crowd to join her.  The song was written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin for Shelton while he and Lambert were just dating.

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The Day My Food World Turned Upside Down

09Jul

You might think you’ve reached the pinnacle of healthy, sustainable eating when you have your own small herd of goats. For 26 years, I’d paid close attention to what I was feeding myself and my family, on a mission to ensure that the people I loved the most had the best nutrition and healthiest food possible. We purchased grass-fed meat and free-range eggs, enjoyed plenty of fruits and vegetables from our organic garden, and even had fresh goat yogurt from our well-loved goats.

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled 8-1 on Monday that retailer Abercrombie & Fitch may have violated workplace discrimination law when it turned down a Muslim job applicant because she wore a hijab, even though her religious beliefs never came up in the interview.

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(Updates death toll, adds dateline, byline) By Lisa Maria Garza and Jim Forsyth DALLAS/SAN ANTONIO, May 30 (Reuters) – Rain caused flooding on roads in parts of Texas on Saturday, an official said, after severe weather killed at least 23 people during the week and prompted U.S. President Barack Obama to declare a disaster in the state. Texas has endured record rainfall in May

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The Greek letters had barely been off the former Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at the University of Oklahoma for 24 hours before people started asking if they could take over the property. In March, SAE national headquarters shut down its OU chapter after members were caught on video singing a racist song . A day later, OU President David Boren told SAE members they had two days to vacate the property, since it was owned by the university.

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It takes balls to take a gunshot to the testicles. But it’s the only way Jeremiah Raber can test his invention, a bulletproof jockstrap. More…

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(Adds dam gives way, forecast, Kansas rain, paragraphs 6-8) By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, May 25 (Reuters) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park.

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A firefighter was killed during severe flooding that hit Oklahoma Saturday night, local officials said, according to NBC News. Parts of Texas were also devastated by the storm that could double down on Sunday. According to the Weather Channel, the firefighter drowned during a rescue mission in Claremore, Oklahoma

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By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court was set on Wednesday to hear arguments in a case brought by three death row inmates challenging Oklahoma’s method of execution by lethal injection as a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment

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(Reuters) – Oklahoma geologists have documented strong links between increased seismic activity in the state and the injection into the ground of wastewater from oil and gas production, a state agency said on Tuesday.

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President Barack Obama released a statement on Sunday commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, saying that “the passage of time will never extinguish the pain we feel.” “Twenty years ago today in Oklahoma City, two terrorists attacked their own country, killing 168 people and injuring hundreds more. We will never forget the men and women who lost their lives in the bombing that day,” Obama said in the statement. “The passing of time will never extinguish the pain we feel

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How long can we expect to see new reports and videos of unarmed Black men being shot by police in incidents all across the country? Aspects of two of the most recent shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and North Charleston, South Carolina, suggest some answers to the question, and the answers do not bode well

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WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. government started keeping secret records of international phone calls made by Americans in 1992 in a program intended to combat drug trafficking, USA Today reported on Tuesday, citing current and former intelligence and law enforcement officials. The program, run by the Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration, was halted by Attorney General Eric Holder in 2013 amid the fallout from revelations by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about NSA data collection, the paper reported

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Russell Westbrook won a brand new Kia after being named the 2015 All-Star Game MVP , but the Oklahoma City Thunder star isn’t keeping the new set of wheels. Instead, Westbrook reportedly surprised a single mom named Kerstin Gonzalez with the car on Monday

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A sheriff’s deputy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, unintentionally killed a suspected black market gun dealer, shooting him with a pistol when the officer meant to draw a Taser, the sheriff’s office said Friday . Eric Harris, 44, died Thursday after the deputy shot him once

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — NBA MVP Kevin Durant will miss the rest of the season and have bone graft surgery next week to treat a fractured bone in his right foot. The Oklahoma City Thunder had said last week he likely would be shut down for the season.

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(Updates with deaths, injuries confirmed) OKLAHOMA CITY, March 25 (Reuters) – A storm system produced at least three tornadoes in Arkansas and Oklahoma on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring several others, officials said.

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A federal judge has ordered Alabama to stop executions until the U.S. Supreme Court rules whether the method of lethal injection the state uses is cruel and unusual punishment

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According to the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Riley, blacks were doing a lot better back in the days when lynchings were common. In a column on Tuesday, Riley — a member of the newspaper’s editorial board and fellow at the conservative Manhattan Institute — argues that liberals were secretly delighted about the University of Oklahoma frat brothers’ racist chants because it allows them to blame racism for the problems facing blacks .

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